Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United have 12 days to trigger Timo Werner’s release clause if they want to sign him for less than £50m. The Germany international’s €55m release clause at RB Leipzig expires on Monday, June 15.
Werner was persuaded to join Chelsea after receiving almost daily phone calls from Frank Lampard over the past few weeks. Frank Lampard and Petr Cech made a secret trip to Germany that helped Chelsea beat Liverpool and Manchester United to convince Timo Werner to move to Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea are planning to balance the books this summer with a number of exits following Werner’s £54m signing. Chelsea’s bid to take a pay cut looks doomed after landing Werner.
Ben Chilwell – Leicester are ready to resist any offer for Ben Chilwell this summer and will insist the England international is not for sale Chilwell is being tempted by a move to Chelsea later this summer but has yet to demand a move away from Leicester.
Jadon Sancho. Real Madrid have entered the race for Manchester United and Chelsea target Jadon Sancho, according to reports.
Federico Bernardeschi. Juventus winger Bernardeschi is eyeing a move to the Premier League this summer, with Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal monitoring the situation.
Philippe Coutinho – Chelsea could take Coutinho on loan as Barcelona face the possibility of selling the Brazilian this summer.